Manager’s Weekend Report: August 31
1. Pool hours … through Labor Day, Monday, 3 September, are 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
2. Village Hall Hours … we return to 8:30 AM-4:30 PM office hours on Tuesday, September 4th.
3. September Events Schedule:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7-8-9 September: Friends of the Library- Book Sale at the
Library: there are over 6000 books for sale.
Saturday, 8 September: The Blue Star Monument (honoring all members of the Armed
Forces) recently placed at the Pleasantville Road “Pocket-Park” will be dedicated at 11:00 AM;
Community Day activities include: our pool to be open to all residents from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM …VBM activities on Law Park Field run from 4:30 PM to about 10:00 PM … Fireworks, depending on weather conditions, are scheduled for 8:30 PM. Community, not-for-profit groups interested in participation should contact Henry at our Recreation office: 941-6560.
Drive About: for car buffs with historical, classic and/or “hot rod” types of cars for a “Village-wide Drive About”. Small groupings of cars “motor” around the village in clusters starting at Noon of Community Day. Interested? Contact the Village Manager.
Sunday, 9 September: The Tough Man ½ Triathlon … the hours are between 5:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Route 9A, southbound, will be closed to traffic from Croton on Hudson to Briarcliff Manor.~ Therefore, the southbound intersections of Chappaqua and North State Roads and Route 9A will be closed. Drivers can access Route 9A southbound at Pleasantville Road.~ Police officers will be at these locations to ensure that no vehicular or pedestrian traffic
crosses Route 9A. Please be aware that there will be no exceptions. It should also be noted that plans have been put in place to ensure that police, fire and ambulance services will not be affected.
4. Board of Trustees (BOT) at Village Hall: the next BOT meeting is Wednesday, September 5th, with a Work Session at 6:30 PM / BOT meeting at 7:30 PM.
5. Mailbox Bashing: Any leads are welcome … please call VBM PD at 914-941- 2130.
6. Question of this Week: I recently paid my water bill on-line. I later found that I was charged an $8 transaction fee. Can you explain this charge? The fee is levied by the service bank and I can assure you that the VBM does not get any part of it. Unlike, say, a restaurant that literally “eats” the credit card charge, the village cannot do that since what we charge you (whether taxes, fees, water billings etc.) are fixed amounts that cannot be discounted to absorb the bank’s fee. In point of fact, if the village permitted this, I and others could be held personally responsible for the shortfall… and I bet you can see where I am going with that
Enjoy the Labor Day weekend … drive carefully … Schools open next week !
Philip E. Zegarelli, VM
Report 31 @ 31 August 2012